Robinson Ranch 1231 E. Ardmore Rd Phoenix, AZ 85042

Robinson Ranch – Training Class: Horse Handler and Horse Leader

Robinson Ranch – Training Class:  Horse Handler and Horse Leader

Join us Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9 am to 12 noon for:

Horse Handler and Horse Leader

Training and skills testing.


Our horses are the backbone the programs at Robinson Ranch. We need trained, caring individuals to assist in the care and handling of our horses. Want to be involved with our horses? Then this workshop is for you! (Required for Special Olympics Volunteers).

Workshop Schedule:

9:00          Horse Handler Training.

Caring for our horses is an essential part of the program at Robinson Ranch. As a Horse Handler you will be responsible for haltering and leading horses between paddocks, grooming the horse, tacking the horse up for lessons, and making our horses feel loved and appreciated. Some experience with horses is necessary.

10:30          Skills testing to certify as a Horse Handler.

You will be tested on the skills practiced in the training class.

11:00           Horse Leader Training:

                  Horse Leaders focus on the horse, leading and controlling the horse in the lesson. The Leader must also be aware of the rider, instructor, side-walkers, and any potential hazards in and around the arena. Report any horse related problems to the instructor.


11:30           Skills testing to certify as a Horse Leader.

You will be tested on the skills practiced in the training class.


A Horse Leader MUST certify as a Horse Handler and Side-walker prior to being a

Horse Leader. Knowing how to safely and calmly control a horse from the ground is key.

All volunteer positions and certifications follow PATH Int’l core standards and guidelines. The safety of our students, horses and volunteers is paramount and all procedures for handling must follow Robinson Ranch guidelines.

For more information and to reserve your training spot:

Registar at If you have Questions please contact Robinson Ranch at (602) 268-4972 or E-mail to: